The Mt. Súlur is a mountain situated in the south west of the town Akureyri. It has two peaks, which are rising 1'213 m and 1'144 m over sealevel. The Mt. Súlur is connected by a mountain ridge of lower peaks (Litli- and Stóri-Krummi) with Mt. Kerling (1'538 m), which is the highest mountain in northern Iceland.
There are two mountains with the name Súlur in Iceland. The other mountain Súlur is situated between the fjords of Breiðdalsfjördur and Stöðvarfjörður.
Iceland 1947, Douglas DC-3 over Eyjafjördur.
A view from Akureyri towards the east coast of the Eyjafjörður.
Iceland 1992, Bridge over the river Fnjóská.
The old bridge (built 1908) over the river Fnjóská is situated in the valley Fnjóskadalur. The valley is located in the east of Eyjafjörður, crossing Vaðlaheiði pass towards the Goðafoss waterfall.
Iceland 1995, Laufás.
Laufás is situated on the east bank of the Eyjafjördur and about 30 kilometres by road northeast of Akureyri. Laufás is one of the oldest original Icelandic settlement. Houses were built by using turf. Nowadays they are used as a museum.
Iceland 2012, "Akureyri 150th Anniversary", first and second print.
Mt. Súlur in the background.
After the first printing of the stamp "Akureyri 150th anniversary", issued on May 3rd, it was noticed that a dot was missing in the date 29.08.2012. The stamp has re-printed and the dot has been added.
Akureyri is Iceland’s fourth most populous municipality. At the end of 2011 the population numbered approximately 18'000.